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Mashaal (1984)

 -  Drama  -  12 January 1984 (India)
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After being dismissed from his employment as a newspaper editor, for writing against S.K. Vardhan, a influential politician and underworld don, Vinod Kumar, re-locates to the slums of ... See full summary »

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Vinod Kumar
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Raja
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Sudha Kumar
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S.K. Vardhan
Rati Agnihotri ...
Geeta
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Kishorilal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohan Agashe ...
Keshav
Vikas Anand ...
Inspector
Avtar Gill ...
Mohan
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Munna
Iftekhar ...
Doctor
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Nagesh (Cameo)
Harish Magon ...
Damodar
Alok Nath ...
Dinesh (Editor)
Nilu Phule ...
Vithal Rao
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After being dismissed from his employment as a newspaper editor, for writing against S.K. Vardhan, a influential politician and underworld don, Vinod Kumar, re-locates to the slums of Bombay, and starts his own publication. He soon runs into problems with the local street-gangs, one of which is headed by the notorious Raja. Vinod adopts a positive approach, and this brings out the best in Raja, who even manages to take Vinod's wife, Sudha, to hospital, risking his life, during a Bombay Bandh. Raja then decides to go straight, give up his gang, and study further, encouraged by girlfriend, Geeta. He leaves the slums to upgrade. Several months later, he returns back, anxious to get working with Vinod and his publication, only to find that Vinod is now a criminal don, who has no interest whatsoever in any publication, nor in Raja. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The role of Raja was written with Amitabh Bachchan in mind. Also, it was first offered to Kamal Hassan before Javed Akhtar recommended Anil Kapoor. See more »

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Referenced in Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986) See more »

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Futapaathon Ke Hum Rahane Vaale
Performed by Anup Jalota, Hariharan, Shailendra Singh and Suresh Wadkar
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar
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Dilip Kumar shines again.
31 August 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Dilip Kumar with his mind-blowing performance proved again that he is unmatchable and undoubtedly the legend of Indian cinema. All the characters, such as of Waheeda Rehman, Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri fit perfectly in their roles. Another great film from Yash Chopra, recommended to everyone.


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